Seal Rescue Ireland Virtual ‘Seal Feed & Enrichment’ Experience
Vision Statement: ‘Healthy Seas, Healthy Seals’
Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI) is a registered charity that works around the clock to rescue, rehabilitate and release seal pups found sick, injured or orphaned across the coast of Ireland. As the only seal rescue centre in the Republic of Ireland, they respond to reports nationwide and aim to rehabilitate the pups back to full health so they can be returned to the wild. SRI promotes ocean conservation and sustainability through education, community outreach and research programmes, in order to protect our marine environment and all life within.
Choose from these great visiting options:
- 30-minute Guided Tour: €10 per adult (age 16+), and €8 per child (ages 5-15), children under 5 are free. During the 30-minute tour, you will learn all about the rescue and rehabilitation process and enjoy a guided tour of our facility with the chance to meet the adorable seal pups in care and learn their individual stories. People under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
- Seal Feed and Enrichment Experience: €30 per person (age 5 and up only). This one-hour experience begins with an educational talk about Ireland’s iconic seals and the threats they face in the wild, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital where visitors get the chance to assist our skilled staff in preparing feeds and other enrichment items to keep our seals happy, healthy, and mentally stimulated while in our care. Visitors are then led out to our rehabilitation pools for the chance to feed the seals, watch them dive and compete for fish, and develop the skills they’ll need to flourish in the wild! People under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
- Rescuer for A Day Experience: €70 per person. This 3-Hr experience starts off with an in-depth presentation about Ireland’s seals and why they need our help, and then receive a full behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital. Then it’s time to get your hands dirty working alongside our animal care team! Together, you will clean the pools and kennels, feed the seals, and help with animal care tasks. You will get the opportunity to work up close with the seal pups, get to know their stories and personalities, and get great photo opportunities while contributing valuably to our efforts. This tour is only available for ages 10+ and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Our tour offerings are seasonal, please go to www.sealrescueireland.org/visit-us/ to find out more and book your visit.